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Dr. Nicole Lytle is an assistant professor of Social Work and Child Advocacy. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Toledo. Her research interests are in forensic developmental psychology and include examining interviewing techniques used with child witnesses. Dr. Lytle teaches courses on forensic interviewing of children, developmental psychology, and forensic psychology.
National Children’s Alliance (NCA), Montclair State University, and Central Michigan University partnered with an emergency working group of leading experts in the field of forensic interviewing, including researchers, developers of forensic interviewing protocols, master trainers in forensic interviews, and representatives from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations. This working group provided the following guidance to CACs on when, whether, and how to provide tele-FI for children as a safe alternative in emergency situations.
This training provides a short but comprehensive overview on what mandated reporting is, what behaviors or physical symptoms may constitute abuse and neglect, how to report reasonable suspicions to authorities, and what to expect when reporting suspicion of maltreatment to NJ's Child Abuse Hotline.
If you need to report a suspicion of abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse Hotline, toll free, at 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873; TTY/TDD 1-800-835-5510). If you believe a child is in immediate danger or needs immediate assistance, call 911.
Studying How Children Talk About What They Remember